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  1. Hi all, Just to let you know that we have one or two spots on our popular basking shark trips based out of Mull. We have several block booked weeks, but during some interim weeks between the mid to end of July there are some trips made up of individuals passengers that have one or two spaces free per trip. These are either aboard our day boat/cottage accommodation, or for this year we have started a small live aboard trip. We tested it out last week and I can honestly say it worked extremely well and is something we will be doing again in the future. Please let me know if you would like to take advantage of diving (snorkelling) with these sharks with a friendly and experienced team. Increasingly friendly seals are also possible on this trip - as well as some very respectable macro opportunities. For a taster, take a look at Simon Spear's Solstice that was shot with us a couple or three years ago. http://vimeo.com/37143093 http://www.acuatours.com/dive-basking-sharks-uk.html Thanks, Mark.
  2. Hi all, Just to let you know there are a handful of individuals spaces available for a basking shark charter with us, form the 7th to 13th July 2013. Weeks either side of this are blocked out with full charters, so this is a unique opportunity to join one of these amazing trips (my words, endorsed by anyone who has ever been on the trip). email me at writepic@gmail.com for more details. thanks, mark.
  3. Thanks for the thumbs up alex!! Dates now changed 12th to 18th Aug for this extra week. Boat days Mon to Fri.
  4. Due to the large amount of sharks present currently 30 to 40 per day, we are offering an extra week this year, from the 4th to 11th of August. There is already interest in filling this boat, and it would be good to fill it (only 6 spaces available). This trip is raved about by everyone who goes on it. I'm not just saying that to fill it, I love this trip to bits and love it when new people discover how special it is. more detail on acuatours.com or email me at either writepic@gmail.com or acuatours@gmail.com
  5. booking now for 2012. giant mantas only ten days available for 2012. Sept 2012. blue sharks Aug/Sept 2012. basking sharks june/july 2012. http://www.acuatours.com
  6. this is listed on ebay. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250901639691?ssP...9#ht_500wt_1156 and http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250901658023?ssP...9#ht_500wt_1361 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250901660350?ssP...9#ht_500wt_1361 ENDS TONIGHT AT 22:00 BST.
  7. Have been using this system for two years and i am considering upgrading. Nikon D200 body. Excellent Condition Nikkor 12-24 lense. Immaculate. Sea and Sea Housing for above including wide dome port, flat port + TTL converter. Sorry I have no extension rings. Good Condition. 2x Sea and Sea YS90 Strobes, good condition. 1 into 2 sea and sea 5 pin synch cable + 2 x Strobe arms. The rig has been used to make the images here: www.acuatours.com Email me on acuatours@gmail.com to discuss offers. Looking for around 2800 sterling for the complete set. Will ship worldwide but buyer pays shipping and insurance.
  8. Andrea "Queen of Mantas" Marshall is hosting a trip aboard Aggressor to Galapagos including Darwin and Wolf from the 29th Sept to the 6th Oct 2011. There are a couple of spaces left, and we are offering these now at a discount. Please contact me for more details.
  9. please email me for details.
  10. Departing July to October 2011. Find more details at http://www.acuatours.com
  11. I have a few spaces for this trip available between the 1st and the 8th August to photograph blue sharks with a very good chance of Mako activity. More details available http://www.acuatours.com/images/blue_shark_itinerary.pdf Or email me on acuatours@gmail.com Thanks!
  12. We are now running an extended weekend four dates jul 31st to Aug 3rd. £ 450 pp not inc food or accom. this is available from £14 per night. top charter, top never gets tired captain, and top top location. writepic@gmail.com
  13. oh..forgot, you can also read this trip report from our charter last year: http://www.wild-wonders.com/blog/?p=5763 i really can't say any more than that, if you are looking for basking sharks, this is the trip.
  14. hi all, just letting anyone intersted that we are running our basking shark charter again this year with incredible inwater encounters with these basking sharks. our top skipper has revised his charter prices for this year, due in no small part to the recession so we are able to offer this at an incredibly cheap £450 per person for the week. only 6 people per charter. snorkel/freedive based. food and accomodation not included but can be arranged at decent prices. (accom from £14 pppn) dates last week of june or any week in july. details on site http://www.acuatours.com/uk/index.html or email me writepic@gmail.com best, mark
  15. Hi all, I've recently finished my site rebuild of Acuatours.com. http://www.acuatours.com There are some trip reports from what we got up to in 09, and some itineraries for 2010 including basking sharks and manta rays.. Feel free to drop by and take a look, all commentary welcomed... Regards, Mark.
  16. Hi all, I have put this item now on ebay, £100 starting bid to get things rolling. higher reserve, but still a bargain. heres the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...=STRK:MESELX:IT or item ID 250516574279 photos on listing. Many thanks, M.
  17. All good condition. D2xs recently serviced around 8000 actuations currently. Well looked after. Would prefer to sell housing only without ports and strobe, but will consider selling as complete unit. Housing and camera body available seperately or together. ND2 housing £1250 (has three strobe arm attachments) D2Xs £1250 complete kit with swb port and compatible 20mm af nikkor, YS 90 ttl strobe , ULCS arm and synch cable £3000 email flacawitch@hotmail.com postage extra.
  18. hi all, i've just been putting some nearly-finishing touches to my uw photo/film travel site, with some own grown and unique tour itineraries, kicking off with basking sharks in june closely followed by a manta expedition in aug/sept. the address is www.acuatours.com so pelase check it out and let me know what you think.....don't worry i'm not not oversensitive... thanks all, BTW how much is a small banner ad on wetpixel if any mods are watching? thanks, mark.
  19. hi all, managed to get the lens hood for my ex3 eaten last week. would like to replace it, if anyone out there has one floating about looking for a home. will pay.
  20. it's a little more liquified than that i think, the real bosses are the poeple that pay the money for the product, and to catch them would require a huge undercover operation is unlikely, and as the report says, these boats were within park waters, yet the "mother ship" was outside and remained untouched. if seashepherd hadn't been there pushing for the legal precedent, then probably nothing would have happened. things in eucador are too nepotistic for there to be a sudden realisation that they are damaging theor own future as well as the world's natural heritage. one case on its own is unlikely to make anything happen but if a string of cases happens over the next months/years, then lets hope it starts to have an effect.
  21. thanks for posting. i've just passed this onto TSG.
  22. Hi all, I've organised a Basking shark trip in the western Isles this June 22- 26th , for photographers/videographers only. I have had one person drop out, and have space for one, possible two people. Please email me on writepic@gmail.com Many thanks. Mark.
  23. I've just bought a set of SItech dry gloves as I had a set of hard cuffs fitted to my BARE XCD drysuit. I have to say, I can't wait to get in the water with them, they are very comfortable, and seem very warm.
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